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作者 Tiky, Narcisse L., VI
書名 The causes of corruption: Explaining the high levels of corruption in developing countries
國際標準書號 9781124097404
book jacket
說明 145 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-08, Section: A, page: 3025
Advisers: Marianne C. Stewart; Carole J. Wilson
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Texas at Dallas, 2010
The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, international Non-Governmental Organizations such as Transparency International, and development economists have singled out corruption as one of the biggest impediment to development. Evidently, countries at the bottom of the development ladder are also the ones found at the bottom of all indexes of corruption. The purpose of this dissertation is to explore what factors, in addition to low economic development, cause high corruption. To this end, the research adopts a methodology triangulation, which entails using several methodological perspectives in order to increase confidence in the results. The first methodological strategy is statistical analysis; through regression analyses, correlation is established between corruption and some key economic, political and social variables and variations in the levels of corruption in developing countries. The second methodological strategy is a comparative test that seeks to establish a direct causal relationship between high corruption and the variables of the study. The third methodological strategy is qualitative case study, which allows historical interpretation, causal analysis and process tracing for a comprehensive explanation of high corruption in developing countries. These chapters show that perception of high corruption in developing countries is not caused by the independent effect of X1, X2, X3 and X4 variables. It is rather the result of the intersection of a set of variables in time and in space
School code: 0382
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-08A
主題 Political Science, International Relations
Political Science, General
Sociology, Criminology and Penology
Alt Author The University of Texas at Dallas
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